Go beyond the resume

We know that most senior hiring starts with a vision, not a need.

Sometimes it takes experience to find experience. Our ability to deliver on your leadership recruitment needs lies in our trusted networks and proven search methodology.

Your next leader isn’t applying on job boards, they’re often discrete, off the radar and harder to engage. That’s where our Search Team comes in. They’re the most connected in the country – ready to deliver on the challenge.

Onset’s approach

Our philosophy for building the ultimate leadership team

Our consultants work across many market specialisations including, Product, Engineering, Data, Cloud and Information Security.

We’ll get to know your needs, vision and understand what your ideal leader might look like. Whether you know exactly what you want or if you’re still working that out – we can help.

Working with us on a senior assignment not only guarantees you’ll be satisfied with the outcome, but will also provide you with invaluable market insights to help position your business for the future.

Get in touch

Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627

Meet your secret weapon

It’s not just WHAT you know. It’s WHO you know.

With executive recruitment, establishing lasting connections is crucial. It can take a serious amount of energy and experience to find the right fit for your leadership. Sean, Dan & Priya lead executive recruitment for precisely this reason.

Sean is a Founder at the Onset and has been in the Australian recruitment industry for 20 years. He’s experienced the growth of the tech startup sector and seen the demand for specialist engineering skills skyrocket. Today, Sean leads executive hiring across Product and Engineering.

Priya started her career in one of the most demanding markets for executive recruitment, Silicon Valley. She worked with VC-backed growth-stage startups and innovative Fortune100 companies. Priya brings valuable experience and insights from the global startup community to Sydney.

For over 20 years Dan has delivered results in demanding, candidate short markets. Dan’s recruited across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK and North American markets and has a strong network of senior leaders across industries globally.

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ResMed
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Director of Engineering
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Secure Code Warrior
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Product Director
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Coassemble
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Director of Engineering
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Avery
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Head of Technology
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Chief Technology Officer
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GM of Engineering
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Scentre Group
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Meet the team

Meet the team that technology leaders trust

What our
clients say

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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"I heard it was take your kid to work day, so I brought my dog."

Yoshi claiming his favourite spot in the office 😍

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Get your hands on opportunities that are engineered to your needs.

We have an extensive team covering the Software Engineering domain and they can help you land that next big move in your career across contract, permanent or leadership roles.

Check out our open roles at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch today to meet a dedicated recruiter in your space.

#softwareengineering #technologyrecruitment #softwaredeveloper #backend #frontend #fullstack #qaengineering #techjobs #java #javascript #react #python #phpdeveloper #angular #softwaredeveloperjobs
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Our Onset fam has grown again, as we welcome Jade and Marianna!

Two women setting the recruitment world alight...

Jade is a talent solutions whizz across start-up, scale-up and enterprise, and is already stuck into projects with some of our clients, getting them ahead of the game in the Australian market.

While Marianna is here to drive the professional development of our team members, open up new horizons for Onset's culture, and generally refine the employee and community experience.

Exciting times ahead in our world and we are beyond excited to have Jade and Marianna on board and as integral parts of our growth journey!

#newhires #techrecruitment #executiverecruitment #teamculture #talentsolutions
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You're talented. We see you.

We will have your back throughout the entire recruitment process, matching your expertise with our own as we filter out the best roles for you from our extensive database.

Want to know more? Check out our full range of tech jobs at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch to find out how we can help you thrive in your industry.

#techrecruitment #executiverecruitment #jobopportunities #techjobs
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Calling all Techies Who Give A Sh*t 📣

Get a glimpse into the next generation of zero emission smart transport, and a new category of sustainable, abundant and irresistible food. 

At an exciting IN PERSON event this Thursday, you'll hear from two amazing speakers including @itsjustvow CEO, George Peppou & Head of Engineering at Nexport, Mark Harrison.

Be quick to secure your seat for the event on the 7th of April - limited spots available! RSVP via the MeetUp event. You can find a link in the comments.

#techieswhogiveashit #vow #nexport #liveevent #sustainability #morsemicro
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What a start to the year 💥

Catching up on introducing some of our new starters as we have had a huge couple of months expanding our team! We are extremely excited to have some great people join us, bringing a world of experience to our crew across a range of areas. 

Ahad is our Practice lead for the DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure space.

Nidhi will be working with Dan across Marketing and Sales.
 
Toby is already smashing it out of the park for roles in Embedded Engineering.

Renee is settling right in working with Priya in the Product space.

Aleksandra joins us recruiting across UX / UI Design.

Joselle has been working with John in the Project Services area.
 
David will also be recruiting for DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.
 
Hadassah is our new copywriter bringing her way with words and advertising skills to support the team and elicit the best candidates that the tech market has to offer.

We are always on the look out for additions to our team as we continue to grow. Reach out now to find out what we have on offer for you - theonset.com.au/join
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Cheers to all of the amazing ladies that we work with at Onset as well as across our network and community!

We had a celebratory lunch for those who braved the weather today. We are always over the moon to be working with such a great team of women!

Onset values diversity, equality and inclusion. We can all work together to #BreakTheBias.

Happy International Women's Day!
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We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Lovelace Events and would like to invite our network of engineers to the first series event - 2022 The Year of You!

Onset's Principle Consultant, Danielle, is one of the Founders of Lovelace Events and has created this community to inspire female engineers and help close the gap of females across engineering teams.

Their kick-off event will be held on Thursday 17th February! It will be an online discussion panel of some of the most highly regarded female leaders in Software Engineering.

You will then have the opportunity to ask any questions around the topics discussed as well as any other burning questions you want to ask our speakers.

Check out all the details and register for the event here - https://lnkd.in/g48Ag77K
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With a love for hearing people's journeys and learning about new technologies, you can see Priya's passion for connecting people with opportunities in everything she does.

"Recruiting for product requires an understanding and insight for the business' strategy. I like working with incredibly smart people that are able to connect business value and technical capability to build awesome solutions!"

You will often see her taking the chance to be involved in great projects and initiatives such as recently hosting a Women in Leadership event and being on the panel for Folklore Ventures Bench Strength session.

Priya's positive energy is contagious and always spreading throughout the Onset office and across her work. Be a part of her network and find out about what else she has on offer - priya@theonset.com.au

#product #design #practicelead #technologyrecruitment #opportunities
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Introducing John who joins our crew recruiting across Project Services.

Throughout his time in recruitment since 2018, he has gained expertise and experience sourcing mid to senior level talent who go on to impact his client's business and products.

He looks forward to continue facilitating management and their teams in the Project Services space. Reach out to john at john@theonset.com.au to find out more about the opportunities he has for you.
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Happy Birthday @ailbhemcdk and @nastya_kikteva 🎂🎉

Wishing you all the best for your birthday!! You’re both stars ✨
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It’s feeling a lot like Christmas at The Onset office🎄

It’s nice to be back here with the team and to be able to catch up in person with some of our clients before Christmas!
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Ronny celebrates his 6 year anniversary along with Onset this year! Being one of our co-founders, he has experienced the Onset journey from the very beginning.

He is passionate about developing our team into the best technology recruiters in Australia and is successfully playing a huge part in making this happen!

Today, Ronny co-leads our Key Account Team and recruits senior Software and Data Engineers.

"Connecting people in the interest of solving problems they may have has always been something that I enjoy."

Ronny is packed full of knowledge and opportunities across the tech space. Get in touch with him to pick his brain on all things data and software engineering - ronny@theonset.com.au

#technologyrecruitment #softwareengineering #dataengineering #opportunities #founder #team
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Say hi to Girlie!

Girlie joins our team, finding opportunities for our candidates across software engineering. She enjoys working with people who share their goals and learning about their experiences and the projects that they’ve worked on in the past. 

Gaining insights into the processes and teams behind some of the technologies and products that are developing in the market excites Girlie. You can see this as she is has jumped right into delivering the best talent for our clients and their teams. Get in touch to find out more - girlie@theonset.com.au

#opportunities #softwareengineering #nowhiring #jobs #technologyrecruitment
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Gami is one of the latest members to the Onset crew. She joins as us a crucial part of the team, supporting our consultants in delivering and presenting some of the best talent the Australian market to our clients. 

She looks forward to playing a role and big impact in someone’s career journey alongside the Onset team. 

Welcome Gami! 

#team #techrecruitment #talentdelivery #career #nowhiring
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Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627